Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley Heavily Peated
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Whisky is made exclusively from heavily peated barley grown on six different farms in Islay. After the grains are milled and mashed, they are fermented in the distillery's original washbacks, which are made of Douglas Fir. The wood from the washbacks absorbs heat generated during fermentation, and allows for a longer, slower fermentation process as compared to steel, resulting in a more flavorful and rich whisky.
After fermentation, the wash is distilled twice through Bruichladdich's 130 year-old, 20-foot tall, diamond-shaped stills. The Victorian-era stills produce whisky that is notably floral and elegant. A milestone in whisky history, Port Charlotte Islay Barley is the first heavily-peated single malt distilled using islay-grown barley. The Atlantic air passes through the American Oak casks as they mature by the shores of Loch Indaal, anchoring the spirit with maritime flavors.
An aroma of bluebells, papaya, peat-dried barley, and smoky sea breeze. The palate tastes of dried peat, caramelized wood sugars, leading to a lemon-pepper finish.